Visual Imagery Assessment                    

What are we doing?

Imagination - the ability to call to mind things that are not actually present to the senses - allows us to explore the past, the future, and the potentially possible. For most people, these experiences are prominently visual, but some people report a complete absence of visual imagery. We have called this absence of visual imagery
aphantasia. Others report exceptionally vivid imagery, or hyperphantasia.  This questionnaire has been written to help us find out more about peoples’ experience of visual imagery.  

What are we asking you to do?

We would like you to complete this online questionnaire. Depending on your answers, there are around 50 questions. There is no time limit, and you can save an incomplete questionnaire to complete later.
On the following page, you can indicate whether your imagery is faint/absent or vivid: this will ensure you answer the most relevant questionnaire. There are a few questions used to gather general demographic information; most questions explore your personal experiences of visual imagery.
What happens to the information you provide?

The information you give us will be treated in confidence, and stored securely in accordance with the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act (1998). Any personally identifying information will be removed from the data before we conduct our analyses: you will not be identified personally by anything you say.    

Ethical approval

This research has been approved by the Ethics Committee in the Medical School at the University of Exeter. It is in accordance with the guidelines of the British Psychological Society.  

Project contact

If you have any questions, contact us by emailing aphantasia@exeter.ac.uk  



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